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The Sexual Offenders and Related Matters Amendment Act 32 of 2007 prohibits the employment of sex offenders by employers who interact with children and the mentally disabled. There are far-reaching implications for employees, employers and service providers in the education-, hospitality- and related environments. Chapter 6 of the Act creates obligations of disclosure on employees and applicants for employment; and makes provision for compulsory immediate termination of the employment contract of employees whose names appear in the register.

NATIONAL REGISTER FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS     THE OBLIGATIONS OF EMPLOYERS WHOSE EMPLOYEES HAVE ACCESS TO CHILDREN OR THE MEN...
 c   hold a position where he or she gains access to a person who is mentally disabled or places where children or persons...
As far as existing employees are concerned, an employer may screen them by applying for a certificate from the Registrar b...
1.2. Employer   s duty as regards existing employees Employees can apply for a certificate in terms of their own details, ...
    Employees   applicants for employment will also have to give specific permission for an employer to do criminal checks...
who is mentally disabled, the employment relationship must be terminated immediately.     The phrase    may not continue t...
    There is however nothing which prevents an employer from giving pay in lieu of notice should the employer wish to do s...
An employee who fails to comply with these obligations is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to...